From Wikipedia: The term "Neuro-linguistic programming" denotes a set of models and principles meant to explore how mind and neurology (neuro), language patterns (linguistic), and the organization of human perception and cognition into systemic patterns (programming) interact to create subjective reality and human behaviors.
Basically, NLP is the use of language techniques to program the listener to accept or be open to a certain message.
In the article, NLP in Education - A Magnificent Opportunity, Don A. Blackerby explores how we can use this in educational settings.
Some of the NLP modeling skills he uses are:
Of course, this is the proverbial tip of the iceburg in NLP. Simple tasks such as using a students primary cognitive response to help clear communication paths provides the facilitator a great tool in overcoming barriers.
The more we know about the psychology of the human mind, we can look back at our primary instructional models in an entirely new light.
I would like to pose the question to my readers, have you used NLP or other psychological tool in your educational models? What were your results?